Back in May I was asked to produce a short promo video for an estate agents based in the historic Derbyshire town of Wirksworth. For this project I used a variety of techniques as well as the drone for some aerial footage. For more information and to discuss your filming or photographic project please feel free to contact me on 07870864031.
As well as offering an aerial photography and video service to Derby and the surrounding area I also offer other services such as video editing, time-lapse photography and also a regular photography service. All three of these skills came in handy for a recent project I was working on for a client in Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The short video that I made for a client based in Wirksworth consisted of various filming techniques including time-lapse and some aerial filming with my drone. Most of the footage was filmed in Wirksworth with some additional shots being filmed in the surrounding towns of Cromford and Matlock. Wirksworth in particularly is a beautiful town with some lovely old buildings, the town itself is surrounded by green rolling hills and also some nice abandoned quarries. Wirksworth also has a thriving arts scene with many artists based in the town. The annual Wirksworth Arts Festival is certainly worth a visit.
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With things being a bit busy the last few weeks I’ve not been out filming as much as I would have liked to have been…so here’s a short video showing the scale of the vast Middle Peak Quarry in Derbyshire.
There is long a history of quarrying and mining on this site in Wirksworth Derbyshire . Lead was mined here for about 2000 years, until the lead began to run out when the site changed to a limestone quarry. In the summer time the lagoons are popular with bathers, however at some point in 2015 the water was dyed black to deter people from swimming there. This was also the case at The Blue Lagoon at Buxton, however on a recent visit the colour has returned to blue.
They call it the Blue Lagoon, and people come from far and wide to cool off in its clear waters.
Yet the flooded former quarry is so polluted that its contents are almost as toxic as bleach.
Signs close to the shoreline warn that not only is the water known to contain abandoned cars, dead animals and human waste, but it has a pH level of 11.3 – compared with 12.6 for bleach and 11.5 for ammonia.
These images make up part of a project about abandoned quarries in the midlands.